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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Louisville coroner has ruled the death of an 8-month-old child left for hours in a hot vehicle was an accident after his father forgot to drop him off at day care.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jo-Ann Farmer said that Lincoln Lindsay was pronounced dead at 6:17 p.m. on Monday and the cause of death was complications of environmental exposure to ambient heat inside a closed car.

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Carey Klain told The Courier-Journal that the baby's parents were questioned by police, but no charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

The names of the parents have not been released because they haven't been charged.

The National Weather Service said the temperature was 89 degrees at Louisville International Airport late Monday afternoon.

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